Fender reviews?



  • Love the fender! It is nice never to have to be concerned with dirt going up on your board and in your shoe ext... I think the board is way better with it. The only thing I don't like is the fact that it scratches easily. My friend let someone ride his board and the flipped it over on the concrete. Now it doesn't look so good. I'm a little more picky about who rides my board for that reason. Still wouldn't be without it. I'm looking forward to the hot pink carbon fiber version :) @huber_760 @Franky



  • Unlike a lot of other people here, I have never ridden my OW without my fender. It just worked out that my fender arrived a couple days before my used OW so I just attached it as soon as I had the board in hand since I knew I'd be taking the board off road. I have put some scratches on it, but despite that it has held up well and I've never had to endure mud, water, or small pebbles hitting my leg during a ride.



  • No reason to take it off after you install it. Huge difference. I used to have a pile of small rocks on both sides of the foot pads after a ride. It really looks better too. I would prefer an aluminum fender personally for durability.



  • I like my fender a lot. Probably gonna stick a blutetooth speaker to it!



  • If you off-road or going to crash a lot you need to remove it, already broken 1..



  • Best purchase of the year for me. The fender means more time on the OW for me, which would have been impossible to ride in winter as it rains almost everyday! I'll be getting another as a spare next time I order something from FM!



  • @Code-ster You should definitely ride around a bit without the fender at least just to check it out. Its pretty cool to ride with the tire exposed.



  • I put it it on tonight but didn't get a chance to ride it. The install wasn't super quick but I'll get faster at it with some practice. I agree that the board looks better with the wheel exposed but that's probably a small price to pay most of the time. Also I do like to mix it up and push the limits off road and normally I can expect the board to tumble and roll several times. Sounds like I should remove the fender for this. Since I ride off road pretty regularly I guess I'll spend most of the time with the fender off and put it on mainly when the roads are messy.



  • 0_1445662892342_12036779_10205056989171051_574708502793521014_n.jpg Great fender use!!



  • Rained all night and just had my first ride with fender....one word: awesome! There is no way I would have ridden this morning without the fender but instead I cruised on wet pavement and soggy grass without a care. Hopefully they can work on the durability since I like to ride more aggressively and don't want to buy a supply of fenders.



  • @SC720 I think today's the day:wink:



  • I don't have my OW yet, but if you like the exposed look, do you really need a fender that goes all the way around the wheel? I am thinking of some sort of flexible rubber brush on both sides of the wheel to keep things water and debris from splashing up but not need to go all around?

    See my beautiful MS paint diagram

    0_1445721763543_Brush Fender.jpg

    Would this work?



  • @rainynite said:

    I don't have my OW yet, but if you like the exposed look, do you really need a fender that goes all the way around the wheel? I am thinking of some sort of flexible rubber brush on both sides of the wheel to keep things water and debris from splashing up but not need to go all around?

    See my beautiful MS paint diagram

    0_1445721763543_Brush Fender.jpg

    Would this work?

    it would work one direction - but the front one would be eaten up by the wheel - it would be like when trousers get stuck between the wheel and wood



  • @SC720 My verdict: Equally as fun without the fender and I noticed way more heads turning. It's like, with the entire wheel exposed, people just seem to "get it."



  • @Code-ster That was pretty much my thought too. I'll be keeping the fender on for now but I do love it without also. I noticed more gawkers with the wheel exposed as well.



  • @rainynite That's a very good idea! Maybe even use plastic brush bristles like from a small whisk broom. the bristles could actually rub on the wheel, and protect your from spray and debris. Hmmmm..... you have me thinking now.



  • @J-Glide i was thinking more of some sort of rubber material... wonder if I could just cut the length down to size (width = 9" so seems right) and screw them on:

    http://www.amazon.com/Highland-1002500-Black-Splash-Guard/dp/B0006PU7K2/ref=sr_1_sc_18?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1445754924&sr=1-18-spell&keywords=9+inch+splashguard



  • @rainynite I went to the hardware store last night, and experimented with some different material. I will have to update as I find out what works best. I did install something last night but I couldn't find any water to drive through to see if it helped



  • @J-Glide said:

    @rainynite I went to the hardware store last night, and experimented with some different material. I will have to update as I find out what works best. I did install something last night but I couldn't find any water to drive through to see if it helped

    any updates?



  • Could someone please take a photo of the fm fender I want to see what it looks like where it meets the footplates from the wheel side - looking under neath it and then just a side photo of the bottom of the fender
    I made my own - rolled a sheet of aluminium and bent it out for feet - but I'm worried about water maybe going under the footplate and want to see if the fm fender extends down past the wood so to speak

    Thanks in advance :)


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